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An Interview with Los Angeles-based Blues Rock band of The Forty Fours: Tex Nakamura & Johnny Main

"Blues is a feeling  and it puts me in a excited state."

The 44's: Raw, Rough and Tough

The 44’s are a Los Angeles-based band who play blues-roots-rock music. They first made their mark on the Los Angeles blues scene in 07’…

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An Interview with Greek filmmaker, writer and poet Robert (Roviros) Manthoulis: "Do not insult your fate"

"I realized that the real story of the blues is life experiences. In other words you have to give life to the words and to the feeling behind them."

Robert Manthoulis: Blues Under the Skin…

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An Interview with Guitarist & Harpman Richard Ray Farrell: I've heard guys call the blues the "truth."

"Keep an open mind. Don't expect to learn the blues from Eric Clapton or Stevie Ray - dig deeper!"

Richard Ray Farrell: I Sing The Blues Eclectic…

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The Prince of Skiffle Peter Donegan talks about his father Lonnie Donegan, Van Morrison and the relation between Skiffle & Blues

"Music is for me the ultimate form of expression which can inspire others and change our moods."

Peter Donegan & The Lonnie Donegan Band …

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An Interview with the craftsman and musician Joe Filisko: Blues has certainly offered me a lifetime of study.

"I play because it soothes my soul and is the perfect outlet for what rages within me." 

Joe Filisko: The Thunderbird of Harmonica

Joe Filisko has been known as craftsman, performer, teacher and historian of the harmonica for quite some…

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R.I.P Etta James - Blues Singer Etta James Dies Aged 73

Etta James: Soul Blues Legend dies in California

Etta James, the sultry, powerful blues, R&B and jazz singer who infused her work with a depth of emotion culled from hard-fought experience, died today (Friday 20 Jan) in Riverside, Calif.  She was 73. In 2010, Ms. James was diagnosed with leukemia. The singer also suffered from…

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An Interview with the country blues musician Charlie Carr: Blues brings me joy - that’s what it’s for.

"Play all the time - life is short, play the blues even when no one’s there to listen to you."

Charlie Carr: Authentic & Original Country Blues

It must be…

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Godfather of rhythm and blues Johnny Otis dies at 90

Have a Nice Trip Johnny Otis...

Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes, who is best known as Johnny Otis, was one of the true bedrock figures of blues, rhythm & blues & early rock & roll. He died at age 90 at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena after years of decreasing…

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The nomadic bluesman Eugene Hideaway Bridges talks about his Blues memories on the road

"Go Back to Yesterday, Learn How and What to Say, and Make Your Statement"

Eugene Hideaway Bridges

Eugene is a nomadic musician living his life on the road. His home is wherever the next performance takes him, and every…

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Tim Elliott of Blues 'N' Trouble talks about the British Blues, Mike Vernon, Lazy Lester, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy & Robert Cray

"The Blues offers me LIFE and makes me a whole person."

Tim Elliott & Blues 'N' Trouble: Rough, Untutored & progress, Slow…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 18, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with the Dutch composer, singer and songwriter Leigh Blond: The blues will last long. It is genetic, I just wrote above.

"The Blues is my first and last music love. It brings me happiness, all my life."

Leigh Blond, is a Dutch composer, singer and songwriter.…

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RIP, Dave Anderson aka Omar Sharriff, Boogie Woogie Blues Pianist & Singer

Omar Sharriff (Born Dave Alexander) March 10, 1938 – January 8, 2012

Texas blues pianist Omar Shariff (a/k/a David Alexander) passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the age of 73 years old, evidently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Born in Shreveport but raised in nearby Marshall, Texas the young David Alexander Elam was a second-generation, self-taught pianist. Since…

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The activist clown & hippie-icon, Wavy Gravy talks about the Seva Foundation, Woodstock, Grateful Dead, Buddha & Nikos Kazatzakis

"The music lifted our spirits and gave us a soundtrack for living."…

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An Interview with rock 'n' roll publicist Bob Merlis: Blues is the human cadence. Everybody instantly identifies with it.

"I just try to find the inner worth of any musical piece or performance.  If it's something that I can't access, I move on."

Bob Merlis:Walking with the Stars…

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An Interview with Cuban-born harmonica ace Felix Cabrera: The Blues is an opportunity to express myself

"The SOUL of the blues in N.Y is jazz, salsa and R and B.. I should say it was.. There is nothing original musically happening in N.Y today. Only tourism."

Felix Cabrera: The Fusion Soul of Blues…

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The Italian cinematographer & photographer Dario Bellini talks about the "Giants of Rock n' Roll" & walks with Gregory Corso in Roma

Dario Bellini:

Like to beat the rhythm of blues and jazz, what it means?

Nautical school but, started freelancing with photography and published pictures and reportages on major italian and…

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James Lowe of Electric Prunes talks about the 60's, the Blues, Bo Diddley & the Psychedelic Area

"Every day is a new adventure, a new dream"  James Lowe

The Electric Prunes: Our brand was blues based…

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Interview with UK Blues legend Bob Hall - critically acknowledged as Britain’s finest blues n' boogie pianist

"Blues is less popular than it used to be because it is less relevant to many people."

Bob Hall: 88 Blues n' Boogie Rockets

Critically acknowledged as Britain’s finest blues and boogie pianist, Bob…

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The british guitarist Denny Newman talks about his journey to the Blues, Peter Green, Manfred Mann, Yardbirds & Mick Taylor

Denny Newman: The Best Kept Blues Secret in UK

Frequently described as "The best kept secret in British Blues", guitarist/vocalist/song writer Denny Newman fronts a superb band that delivers sophisticated guitar led blues - a cross between Peter Green and Mark Knopfler.…

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Interview with guitarist Wayne Riker: Playing guitar is the ultimate therapy and high for inner peace and tranquility

"Blues is the basis of all contemporary music since the turn of the last century. It is the universal language that all cultures understand.

Wayne Riker has dedicated four decades to the guitar. He has been teaching guitar since 1973,and has written…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 3, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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